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Advice and tips

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Advice on setting up the perfect umbilical slurry system

Spreading slurry through an umbilical system can be vastly more efficient than running tankers, but it’s not always a practical proposition for every farm, particularly those with outlying ground a…

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Case studies

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Leics contractor rates 70t Vervaet Quad XL slurry spreader

Surging demand for cheaper crop nutrition in the face of last year’s volatile fertiliser prices drove farmers across the country to seek alternatives to synthetic nitrogen. The resulting appetite for…

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Martin Desborough's Tramspread and custom pumping trailers

For the past three years, Herefordshire contractor Martin Desborough has been spreading slurry using a remote-controlled pumping trailer built by Suffolk firm Tramspread. He purchased the 2015 model second-hand from…

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Graham Hayllar's custom umbilical slurry pumping trailer

Cumbrian contractor and agricultural engineer Graham Hayllar built his first slurry pumping trailer more than 25 years ago and has since added two more to his fleet. The idea for…

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Universal dribble bar reduces costs for slurry contractor

Contractor A&J Slurry has tried just about every brand of pump, reeler and spreading set-up going, but the firm thinks its latest dribble bar from Irish company Mastek has made…

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Community

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Inventions Comp 2023: Mick Thompson's custom pumping trailer

Mick Thompson takes third place in the complex category of the 2023 Farmers Weekly Inventions Competition with his slurry-pumping trailer. Mr Thompson of Lancashire outfit Thompson Brothers built a remote-controlled…

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Inventions Comp 2023: Self-propelled pump and tank

The runner-up of the complex category of the 2023 Farmers Weekly Inventions Competition is Alistair Craig with his lorry slurry pumping trailer. Remote umbilical slurry pumping trailers and nurse tanks…

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Insights

TECHNOLOGY

How to improve slurry and silage kit with infrared sensors

Scientists have been using near-infrared spectroscopy for decades, analysing everything from blood and tissue samples to livestock forage and grain. But now this technology is starting to migrate from the…

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News

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Vogelsang DoubleFlow halves trailing shoe row spacings

Slurry specialist Vogelsang has unveiled a retrofit Y-shaped pipe splitter that can double the number of rows on its UniSpread and Blackbird trailing shoe applicators. The DoubleFlow linkage halves the…

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Inventions Comp 2024: Slurry separator bags top prize

This year’s complex category winner is a self-powered slurry separator built over two years by Alan Gilkes for Cornish contractor AJ Heywood. The machine was designed to split the liquid…

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J Riley pens deals for five more slurry applicator ranges

Vervaet self-propelled spreader importer J Riley aims to become a one-stop shop for slurry and digestate handling equipment by taking on agencies for complementary equipment from several other manufacturers. Bomech…

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Budget SlurryKat Farmline trailing shoe range goes to 10.5m

SlurryKat has added two new width options to its budget Farmline trailing shoe range. The 9m and 10.5m models also gain a ruck of improvements over the 6m and 7.5m…

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Test and reviews

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Vogelsang builds retrofit tanker-mounted trailing shoe

Family-owned Vogelsang has built its first dedicated Blackbird trailing shoe toolbar, with a redesigned distributor to help improve the accuracy of slurry spreading. See also:Advice on planning your slurry storage…

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